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rheumatoid arthritis, how did yours start?

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2fedup Sun 13-Sep-09 15:18:32

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Darcey2009 Sun 20-Sep-09 16:08:23

i was told my joint pain was also rhumatoid arthritis and was put on relevent drugs 4 years it wasn't until my present dr had a blood test done that it was found not 2 be rhumatoid but fybromyalgia which shows most of the same syptoms tell ur friend to get a blood test done this will tell ur friend exactly what it is wish i'd done it years ago

bluejeans Sun 20-Sep-09 16:32:28

How long has your friend had this? it's possible to have viral arthritis which only lasts a week or two then goes away. I had it last year and was convinced it was RA

LuluMamaaaaarrrrr Sun 20-Sep-09 16:33:32

i am having a blood test tomorrow to check for this, am a bit worried

i had stiffness in one or two finger joints, and pain and it has spread to pretty much all my fingers, but it is intermittent

nothing in my toes, or any other joints though

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